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Nic Lee (Hogan) is a computational designer whose work combines ecology, materials science, and digital fabrication to create end-to-end pipelines for sustainable architecture and construction. His research centers on the framework of Endless Ecosystems in which all of the matter used for construction systems is produced, and ultimately consumed, by ecosystems. Through his work, he aims to bridge the gap between grown and built environments, bringing the power and sustainability of the natural world to human systems.
Nic graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in neuroscience and received a Masters Degree in Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where his thesis centered on using artificial intelligence to model organic growth in designed environments. In 2020, he received his Masters in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab where is currently a PhD candidate. His work has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern art and flown aboard the International Space Station.